Emerton thrives in Sydney FC midfield

August 8, 2013
Veteran Socceroo Brett Emerton thrived in his new central midfield position as Sydney FC opened their six-match pre-season Italy tour promisingly despite a 3-2 loss to Serie B side Padova.

Coach Frank Farina fielded his strongest line-up and Alessandro Del Piero drew a standing ovation from the crowd of 15,688 as he left the field after playing against the club where he started his stellar career at age 16 in 1991.

Vedran Janjetovic patrolled Sydney FC's back four of Pedj Bojic, ...

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